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Toolkit: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Curriculum

Author(s): HIAS
Date: May 20, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This HIAS MHPSS curriculum offers a teaching curriculum to implement community-based support groups for refugees, newcomers, and immigrants. This curriculum offers nine sessions with scripts, resources, and activities for skilled facilitators to promote healing, connection, and support. The curriculum and accompanying materials are designed to support any organization or individual in implementing community-based support groups that …

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Evidence Summary: What works to reduce burnout and vicarious trauma among refugee service providers?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 1, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Self-care and Staff Care
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the effectiveness of several interventions to reduce burnout among staff, including organizational and individual approaches. It includes tips for organizations that are most effective in reducing staff secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and more.

Evidence Summary: What is the impact of peer support groups on refugees’ mental health?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 19, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This evidence summary aims to assess the impact of peer support groups on resettled refugees’ mental health. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What is the status of evidence about the effectiveness of peer support groups among refugees? What is …

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Evidence Summary: What works to improve mental health of refugee children and adults?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 22, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This evidence summary aims to identify effective strategies for improving mental health among resettled refugees. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What interventions are effective in preventing and/or treating mental health conditions among refugees? What mental health interventions lack adequate …

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Archived Webinar: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for Refugee Service Providers: What Does a Culturally Responsive Approach Mean?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 7, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence
Hosted on July 7, 2020, this webinar was presented by Reema Sharma, Manager of Outreach and Community Education, Womankind; and Alena Victor, Director of Residential Programs, Womankind.  There has been a growing interest among refugee service providers in understanding the dynamics of gender-based violence (including domestic violence and sexual violence). This webinar will be an …

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Guide: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for Refugee Service Providers: What Does a Culturally Responsive Approach Mean?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 6, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence
This information guide reviews the basics of gender-based violence (including domestic violence and sexual violence) within refugee and immigrant communities. It explores what a culturally responsive approach to GBV services can look like.

Archived Webinar: Psychological First Aid (PFA) during COVID-19 Response

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 6, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
Hosted on May 5, 2020, this webinar was presented by Jessica Dalpe, Technical Advisor for Women’s Protection and Empowerment, IRC. Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-based intervention designed to help stabilize and mitigate psychological distress and to facilitate coping and functioning in the immediate aftermath of disasters and other tragic events. PFA is not …

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Archived Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Preventing Crises and De-escalating Difficult Situations

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 27, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This webinar was presented by Beth Farmer, Senior Technical Advisor, Safety, Education and Wellness, IRC and Sasha Verbillis-Kolp, Consultant, Sasha Verbillis-Kolp Consulting Services.  Because of past trauma and current stresses, clients can sometimes display significant emotions and behaviors that may be challenging to support. Trauma-informed case planning can help prevent these situations, while de-escalation can help successfully …

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Guide: Trauma-Informed Care: Movement Towards Practice

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 9, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This information guide describes some of the common principles and guiding practices of trauma-informed care that can inform resettlement and integration practices . It is aimed at refugee service providers, including case managers or those in similar roles, seeking to integrate trauma-informed care into their work.  

Archived Webinar: The Science of Empathy, Empathic Reflection, and Empathic Regulation in Clinical Care

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: October 2, 2019
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This webinar presents a brief overview of the history and science of empathy.  The discovery of the biological basis of empathy “the mirror neurons” is discussed. A new model of empathic reflection for daily practice in the clinical setting called the Wheel of Empathy is presented. Overcoming major barriers to achieving empathic therapist-patient/client clinical relationships …

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